What Does Baptism Mean to a Spiritual Truth Seeker
Author: Greg Tharpe
As you know in the Christian religion, baptism is a ritual of immersing the new member in water representing forgiveness and the washing away of their sins. In the Bible, John the Baptist was performing baptisms preparing the way for Jesus or a new mindset. To signify that baptism was necessary for all and to set an example for his followers, Jesus was also baptized.
“For by one Spirit are we all baptised into the body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into the one Spirit.” [1 Corinthians 12:13]
Today, in most of the Christian churches, baptism is a necessity to become a member. It is an indication that you are confessing, repenting or giving up your sins for a new life. It is believed that when you get baptized, you are considered saved from going to Hell. Therefore, many people get baptized because of the fear of eternal damnation. They believe that baptism is the key to going to Heaven.
In truth, the ritual of baptism does not have the power to wash away or save you from sin. Furthermore, programmed religious doctrine since childhood, instills a fear that usually keeps many Christians from believing this truth about baptism.
From a spiritual perspective, baptism has little or nothing to do with religion. The story of John the Baptist and Jesus has a nonreligious, spiritual message to get people to repent or change their minds about beliefs that are limiting and destructive to a more abundant life. By engaging in clearing and cleansing all of the lower energy religious dogma from your mind, you can grow beyond any mental, emotional, physical and financial challenges.
Spiritual baptism is an awakening; it is a process that applies to all people, races and nationalities that are seeking a higher awareness of God for a joyous and fulfilling life. Believe it or not, as you begin the process of being baptized or undoing all of the lower energy beliefs (sin) and unleashing your higher positive energy beliefs, you will literally be saved. The mental, emotional, physical and financial challenges of ego will gradually die.
The more you seek the truth or removal of the faulty dogmatic programming that causes lack, fear, limitation or negativity, the more joy, happiness and success the divine spirit will orchestrate for you.
Are you spiritually baptized…something to think about isn’t it?